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The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well among the youngest revelers on Pensacola Beach. Amid cheers from krewe members the 2006 court was crowned at the Royal Doughnut Breakfast,
Saturday, February 11 at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School. New royalty who will lead the Krewe of Kids at their fourteenth annual parade are (L to R): Princess Starfish Holk, Queen
of Kids 2006 Chelsea Cahela, Grand Marshal Thomas Fitzgerald (seated), King of Kids 2006 Matt Schang, and Prince Edgar Shigley. The Kids will host their Mardi Gras Parade, Saturday,
February 18 at the Gulfside Pavilion at 12:30 p.m. in conjuction with the Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl.


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Buck Lee's First Year Unanimously Approved


Buck Lee, General Manager
of the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity, created order out of the worst
chaos ever in the modern history
of Pensacola Beach when he took
the manager's job last May. On
Wednesday, February 1, the
Santa Rosa Island Authority,
voted to renew Buck's contract
for another year and awarded
him a five percent raise.
The SRIA, in their full board
meeting responded to the recent
evaluation of Buck by recogniz-
ing his accomplishments under
adverse conditions.
Bill Griffith, vice chairman,
said, "I believe we need to look
at the strengths of Mr. Lee in
dealing with three major hurri-
canes, I think that in the area of
dealing with these things, the
public, we need to recognize his
contributions to the Island. Ajob
well done."
"I think he has done a beau-


It sounded just like old pre-
Ivan times at the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce
meeting, January 31, when plans
for traditional events were an-
nounced.
Following February's events,
the Double Bridge Run and the
Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras
parade, the annual Crawfish Fes-


tiful job under adverse condi-
tions," said Dr. Tom
Campanella.
Vernon Prather borrowed a
phrase from Charles Dickens
when he told the board Buck Lee
had come to the Island in the
"worst of times."
Jimmie Perkins echoed all
his fellow board members when
he said, Buck did a real good job
and deserved at least a five per-
cent raise.
Two hotels, destroyed by
hurricanes, Clarion Suites and
Five Flags Inn, were both ap-
proved for an increase to fifty
units per acre when new con-
struction begins.
Both hotels must agree to
three year construction time lim-
its and (1) must participate in the
Gulfside Boardwalk, if permit-
ted, (2) include appropriate con-
vention space, and (3) pay a rea-
sonable impact fee or consider-


tival at Bamboo Willie's will be
April 14-16; the British Car
Show, April 28-29; and the Fam-
ily Surf Fest, May 27. More ac-
tivities will be added soon, ac-
cording to Sandy Johnston,
Chamber Executive Director.
During the meeting Cham-
ber members reviewed the Com-
mercial Lease Extension policy,


ation fee, earmarked for parking
related projects.
Speaking on behalf of the
Clarion owners' group, Attorney
Jesse Rigby, and the Clarion's
Board president Paul Grimes,
agreed with the caveats attached
to the approval of their request.
"We are happy to and expect
to participate in reducing any
impact our property would cre-
ate in the core area," Grimes said.
Buck Lee presented the State
of the Island report, noting all the
areas undergoing improvement
by the SRIA.
Sea turtles and nesting Terns
found a place in the report along
with road rebuilding and widen-
ing, public facilities, landscap-
ing, beaches, parks, parking, pro-
motions, fiscal conditions and
many other items.
The SRIA has established a
turtle monitoring program to
help protect sea turtles who reach


recently approved by the Santa
Rosa Island Authority.
The Beach Chamber is in the
process of putting together a
Beach business education policy
with statistics and comparisons
of how much it costs to run a
business on the Island compared
to similar enterprises on the
Mainland. The packet will be


Pensacola Beach to lay their
eggs. They also survey lighting
conditions to see if they distract
hatchlings as they travel toward
the Gulf of Mexico.
Least Terns and Black Skim-
mers have their protected nest-
ing area, near the water tanks,
with a fence and signs to protect
the birds.
Overall, the State of the Is-
land report was positive, even
indicating that revenue might be
better than expected.
The Full Board approved
other requests including the ap-
proval of a sublease to Sabine
Marina for Emerald Coast Yachts
to offer sailing charters with not
more than three boats. Portofino
received approval to erect a can-
vas covering over their outdoor
dining area.
Gary Smith, president of the
Residents and Leaseholders As-
sociation in his report noted that
the organization had made a con-


Quietwater Pier Reopens May


The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority, at their special board
meeting on February 8, awarded
the contract to repair the
Quietwater Pier to Davis Marine.
At a cost of $436,900 the pier will
have new concrete pilings,
treated wood, stainless steel con-
nectors, and a new lighting sys-
tem.
Dave Hemphill, Baskerville
Donovan assured board members
that the work would be complete
by May 20, well in advance of
the annual De Luna Landing in
June.
Committee meetings fol-
lowed the special board meeting,
but most items were held in com-
mittee until March.
A draft was presented to the


Administrative Committee, de-
fining the size and amenities
which the SRIA thought should
be included in new hotel room
construction. Room size would
be limited to 500 square feet
or less on most rooms and
rooms would have no kitchen
facilities.
Developers present at the
meeting noted that the type of
hotels constructed on the
Beach should be based on mar-
ket requirements, rather than
SRIA regulation.
"I am very concerned
about the restrictive demeanor
of this Board," Julian
MacQueen, developer and
owner of Innisfree Corporation
said. "I ask you to delay your


action until I can prepare a pro-
posal with all the developers
who are the stakeholders."
This item was held in com-
mittee for further discussion.
The Administrative Com-
mittee also voted their approval
of a statement of SRIA gover-
nance policy which will go to
the Full Board March 1.
The Board was seeking
clarification of the Board's
scope of operation. They ac-
cepted the draft which read, in
part, "The SRIA board estab-
lishes policy, however, the day
to day operation of the SRIA is
under the supervision and di-
rection of the general manager
and his department managers
as he sees fit...The SRIA board


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members shall strive to conduct
their SRIA related activities in
concert with the policies, actions
and directions voted upon by the
collective body of the SRIA
board."
Other items on the commit-
tee agendas including the park-
ing of recreational vehicles on
Pensacola Beach, and additional
business fees were held in com-
mittee until their next meeting.
A financial report indicated
that revenues to the SRIA have
exceeded expectations and the
expenses have been held below
budget.
The Full Board will meet at
5 p.m. on March 1 at the SRIA
office. All SRIA meetings are
open to the public.


made available to the SRIA and
the Board of County Commis-
sioners.
All Beach businesses are in-
vited to attend the next Chamber
of Commerce meeting which will
be at 8:30 a.m. at the Comfort
Inn on February 28. Business
After Hours will be on the same
date at 5:30 at Crab's.


tribution to the Krewe of Wrecks
parade fund. He announced that
the next meeting of the Associa-
tion was to be held February 14
at Sidelines. A nominating com-
mittee will be appointed to bring
a new slate of officers to the
March meeting.
Sandy Johnston, Executive
Director of the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce, assured
the Board, in her report that tour-
ism is increasing on the Beach.
Last month's count at the
Visitor's Information Center was
1100, and the numbers of snow-
birds arriving continue to in-
crease.
"We are looking for spon-
sors for the Blue Angels Air
Show and for the Tuesday Night
Blues on the Beach concerts,"
Sandy said. "We are also consid-
ering a Springfest event for this
April."
Mike Stebbins, in the
attorney's report, said he was
concerned that residential lease-
holders have not responded to
lease default proceedings. Sandy
Johnston agreed to check the
mailing addresses to make sure
the residents are receiving their
notifications.
Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity Full Board meetings are held
on the first Wednesday of the
month, followed by committee
meetings the second Wednesday.
All meetings are at the SRIA of-
fice, at 5 p.m. and are open to
the public.


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Good Times Return to the Island

Pensacola Beach Chamber Fills Calendar With Festivals and Events


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February 15, 2006 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot


By Jane Waters Cooper
Hundreds of thousands of
dollars ago and hundreds of par-
ties ago, a mythical kingdom came
to be on Pensacola Beach. It was a
kingdom sparsely populated,
barely supported, practically bank-
rupt and almost invisible to every-
one in the world except for thirty
hardy revelers who believed in the
future promises that Mardi Gras
on the Island might hold.
In 1980, I, along with Frank
Douglas, general manager of
Gulfside Resorts and Larry Geisel,
owner of the GulfAire Motel took
a big bite of a project we were
never sure we could chew. Larry
started the treasury with a hundred
dollars which I promptly spent.
The Island Authority gave us
$175, and our first queen, Shirley
Womack went begging at the
shops that were open. They were
few and the extra dollars they
could donate were even fewer.
With less than $500, we estab-
lished events which remain in the
Krewe of Wrecks portfolio to this
day. We had a Champagne Break-
fast, Grand Costume Ball, a free
Red Beans and Rice Luncheon,
and a street parade. How did we
do this with such a slim budget?
Mainly, it was due to the ability of
Frank Douglas to cajole local com-
panies into giving us supplies free.
He managed to get the Rosie
O'Grady's Jazz Band for the
Champagne Breakfast and the Red
Beans and Rice. So, with the beg-
gars and finaglers among us, we
put Mardi Gras together on the
Island. And, despite its humble
beginning, we put it here to stay.
What did we accomplish? A
whole lot more than meets the eye.
Even in the 1970s, Pensacola
Beach was a virtual ghost town
during the winter months. Homes
were bolted, businesses went dark.
The Krewe of Wrecks soon put a
spotlight on that darkness with its
four month long, week by week,
round of meetings and parties.
Suddenly, there was life after Oc-
tober.
Those early years were also
filled with suspicions, disrespect,
and a sharp divisionbetween what
we called the Beach Family and
the Social Strata.
When Jim Sheffer, SRIA
General Manager, agreed to be the
Master of Ceremonies at the
Champagne Breakfast, his Irish
wit and charm warmed the hearts
of the Wrecks as they realized the
SRIA wasn't so bad after all. The
Island Authority provided judges
for the parade, put up the review-


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ing stand, and helped where ever
they could. And, they still do.
The Wrecks built bridges be-
tween the socialites and the beach
bums, and lines that had never
been crossed before found genteel
ladies dancing with bewhiskered
Wooly Boogers. Neighbors be-
came aware of each other. Friends
found new friends. And, it all hap-
pened because anything goes dur-
ing the magic spell of the Mardi
Gras.
So, as if it were meant to be,
those changes happened. To illus-
trate, Harry Gowens, the first king
took Shirley Womack to Dirty
Joe's. She had lived on the Beach
for years, but had never been to
Dirty Joe's. What a pity.
After I moved to Pensacola
Beach in 1979, it occurred to me
that the Island was the perfect set-
ting for Mardi Gras.
There it was, an island in the
Gulf of Mexico, mild winters,
businesses in need of winter rev-
enues, residents in need of winter
fun. Perfect. The Beach, I thought,
should be filled with people hav-
ing a wildly good time. The ho-
tels shouldbe booked. The restau-
rants should have customers wait-
ing in line. Yeah, right? Well, it's
all history now.
It's probably safe to say that
Pensacola Beach has the longest
season of any Mardi Gras celebra-
tion in the world. It's also safe to
say that during the four months
the locals strut their Mardi Gras
stuff, the economy on the Beach
improves commensurately. Now,
hundreds of people pack every
public party. There are more and
more krewes participating. Busi-
nesses are sponsoring events. And
the crown jewel, the Krewe of
Wrecks Mardi Gras parade draws
as many as fifty thousand specta-
tors. Money just has to automati-
cally flow to Beach businesses.
What the Mardi Gras on the
Island did not do, was change the
quaint old village atmosphere so
many locals and guests hold dear.
When the Mardi Gras ended each
year, all that was left were happy
memories. Maybe, not even many
footprints in the sand.
Finally, this year presented
the most difficult challenge ever
faced by Mardi Gras krewes. Af-
ter the SRIA budgeted $10,000
for the Krewe of Wrecks parade,
which was the most they could
do after Hurricanes destroyed
their revenue streams, there was
still a deficit of $25,000 needed
to produce the parade. The As-
sociation of Krewes put their


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heads together, worked incredibly
hard, and by their efforts, raised
the $25,000. So, here we go back
to beggars and finaglers. All of the
folks in Northwest Florida and
from other areas, should thank the
AOK members for putting their
beloved parade back together un-
der almost impossible circum-
stances.


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the four best places to celebrate.
The line read, "The Krewe of
Wrecks presents a parade on
Pensacola Beach on February 26,
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COTTONS COME HOME
IB and Helen Cotton have
finally moved back to their Beach
house after a long time living
away after Ivan.

WEEKEND IN NEW YORK
Diane Tyson is home again
after spending a few relaxing
days in New York City. The trip
was a Christmas gift from her
children.

TRAILER TO TRAILER
Linda Matthews is cheer-
ing contractors who are repair-
ing the Visitors Information
Center so she can work in a real
office. It's not that much fun to
go home to a trailer at night
and go back the next morning
to work in a trailer, according
to Linda.

DANCE, BALLERINA,
DANCE
Judy LeBum L'Oignon is
dancing up a storm at all the
Mardi Gras parties. Her danc-
ing knee is well again after she
underwent surgery in Decem-
ber. Judy is going into the last
days of her reign as the queen
of the Krewe of Wrecks with
super charged energy.


FIREFIGHTER
"I want to be a fireman when
I grow up," Gregory Campanella
announced when he was a child.
Well, he is now a firefighter with
Escambia County. Gregory was
the king of the Krewe of Kids in
1994.

THREE-YEAR-OLD-RULES
Dot Morgan's household
was run last week by her three-
year-old granddaughter,
Patricia, who came from Hous-
ton with her parents, Mike and
Kathy Morgan, to visit Dot.
One item on Patricia's agenda
was that she and her grand-
mother would go swimming
since they would be in Florida.
Dot may have to set that aside
for warmer weather.

SECRET SEAMSTRESSES
There is nothing mystical
about a fabric buying trip to
Pensacola. But when the
Nereids seamstresses start
searching for the bolts of silk
that will transform the wonder-
ful women into Mardi Gras di-
vas, it becomes a top secret en-
deavor. Elaine Mitchell, Char-
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NEWLYWEDS
Popular Beach residents,
Kay Ver Halen and Ralph Turner,
tied the knot in Pensacola on
November 30. There's so much
going on now on Pensacola
Beach, Ralph and Kay have had
to put their honeymoon off oat
least until Mardi Gras is over.
Kay is the manager of the
Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge.

YACHTIES
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club is welcoming new members
this month including Preston and
Ramona Brogdon of Nashville;
Randy and Dianne Godwin,
Pensacola; and Bruce Yates, Gulf
Breeze.

BEACH LOVERS
Doug and Sharon Laws love
Pensacola Beach. The Milton
couple spend as many weekends
as they can on the Beach. Sharon
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This week's trivia is: "At
one time, a member of the
Krewe of Wrecks Board was
known as the Godfather. Al-
though the position has gone
away, the Godfather is still a
strong Beach Mardi Gras per-
sonality. What was his name?
The rules are the same.
Email your answer with
"Trivia" in the subject line to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net be-
fore 5 p.m. February 22.
Be sure to include your
name and phone number. An
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Trivia players are still try-
ing to win the special Island
Times t-shirt, and the answers
to questions keep coming. Sev-
eral correct answers arrived for
the last trivia question, but
Chrissy Cook was the first to
email the right answer. The
question was: "What popular
beach bar owners were married
on Valentine's Day? The an-
swer: Bobby and Lana Draper
of the famous Bobby D's Beach
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Association of Krewes Celebrates Gigantic Victory


Members of the Pensacola
Beach Association of Krewes cel-
ebrated Mardi Gras early on Mon-
day, February 6, when the an-
nouncement was made that the
group had exceeded their goal of
raising $30,000 to ensure the
twenty-sixth running of the Krewe
of Wrecks parade.
Deb Friedman, AOK presi-
dent, commented, "We all own
this parade now. We have worked
hard. We look to the Krewe of
Wrecks for certain guidance, but
we all have a voice now through
the Association of Krewes. We all
can be heard."
Money to fund the parade
which appeared to be in real jeop-
ardy last fall, came from the Santa
Rosa Island Authority, businesses,
individuals, and from float en-
trants.

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The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club Chili Cook-off on January
29, a fundraiser for the Krewe
of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade
was successful in many ways.
Judging the entries from
fourteen chefs were the vora-
cious diners who enjoy a chili
supper. Maryann Dorney fin-
ished first in the heated compe-


In fact the AOK is now de-
ciding what to do with excess
funds collected. The recommen-
dation from the SRIA is to leave it
in the bank account for next year.
Bill Morgan, representing the
Navarre Beach Krewe of Jesters
said, "It's amazing. I have great
regard for this group. Your hard
work has made this parade hap-
pen." The Navarre parade will roll
this year on the mainland instead
of the traditional Navarre Beach
route on Saturday, Feb. 25. The
Krewe of Jesters will ride in the
Krewe of Wrecks parade.
A decision was made to give
the top three floats in each of three
categories small, medium and
large, as usual this year. Ribbons
have been donated by the Krewe
of Brewe. Each entrant will also


receive a copy of "To The Beat of
an Island Drum."
Judges will be selected by the
Krewe of Wrecks, but Elaine
Mitchell, speaking for the Mystic
Krewe of Nereids asked that some
of the judges have experience in
float judging.
All floats must be accompa-
nied by walkers wearing orange
security vests and Kelley Harris
of the Krewe of Seville said the
vests are available at the Walmart
on Creighton Road.
The following have made
contributions to the Krewe of
Wrecks Parade Fund: Fred
Simmons, Paradise Inn;
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club;
The Islander Lounge, Artie Gless,
Robert Condon, The Sandshaker,
Krewe of Brewe, Krewe of


ed Competition KWrewk
Memberships
tition; Corme Keich, second and are
Lyn Harrison, third. still
All participants had a great available.
evening and the fifty diners con- $20
tribute $250 toward the Wrecks j to KOW
parade fund. 117 Norwich Dr
The PBYC Krewe of Moon- Florida
light Madness will participate in 32561
the Krewe of Wrecks Parade, Happy Mardi Gras
Sunday, Feb 26.


Junkanoo, Krewe of Nereids,
Adams Homes.
The floats entered in the pa-
rade at a $600 entry fee as their
contribution to the parade fund
are, to date: Krewe of Bula,
Mayoki Indians, Krewe of
BowLegs, Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club Krewe of Moonlight Mad-
ness, Krewe of Cerveza, Krewe
of du Grand Facile, Krewe of
Konfusion, Krewe of
Bananimals, Pirates of the Lost
Treasure, Capt'n Fun Runners,
Krewe of Bellevieux, Knights of
Abyss, Krewe of Warriors, Krewe


of Andres DePez, Krewe of the
South, Krewe of Brew, Krewe of
Who?, Krewe of Junkanoo,
Krewe of Tropique, Krewe of
Margaritaville, Krewe of Seville,
Krewe de Bon Temps, Mystic
Krewe of Nereids, Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club, Patti's
Boat Storage, Sammy's, Krewe of
Parrotheads, Krewe of Jesters,
and A&A Transfer and Storage.
The Association of Krewes
will wrap up their business at
their meeting on March 20 at
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PAGE 6 Island Times February 15. 2006


There's certainly been a lot
going on since the last time I
wrote to ya'll! We've had the
Royalty & Rhinestone Party, the
Nauga Breakfast, Krewe of
Brewe Beach Babe, the Junkanoo
Crab Boil, and celebrated the
lives of two very treasured
friends, Harry Gowens and
Glenda McCleary. Mr. Harry is
definitely another beach icon
gone and Glenda always took
care of our Beach Firemen. They
will both be sorely missed, but
we know they're in the Big Tiki
in the Sky on God's celestial
shore.
Well, that's certainly a lot of
celebrating and I survived all of
it wound free (well, visible
wounds anyway) until January
30. Lynn Cieutat, Deb Friedman,
Paulette Provost and I headed to
the beach to really begin to cel-
ebrate Mardi Gras by consuming
some spirits. I certainly exceeded
all limits, at which time my keys
were handed over to someone
more responsible and sober.
Somewhere between the cocktails
and the shooters, something in
my brain took over and con-
vinced me that I was back in my
twenties and invincible again.
This delusion came to an imme-
diate halt when the pavement
jumped up for no apparent rea-
son and smacked me right dab
in my face! WARNING: Eat
foodbefore drinking alcohol! Of
course I've been on self-imposed
restriction ever since (no alcohol
for me). My husband, Bill, was
called to pick-up my Cadillac
shortly thereafter. It seems like
my Caddy is spending a lot more
time on the beach than I am. I
will continue this restriction un-
til my face heals completely or
the Black Tie Ball, whichever


comes first. I may need to bor-
row some costume make-up or a
mask, but I will be there. I'm just
thankful that my husband under-
stands how much I need the fun
and excitement of Mardi Gras
this year.
This week's recipe is an easy
one to feed a crowd and every-
one has their own version. You
can spend all day in the kitchen
or take the easy way and use a
chili mix, (all the spices you need
are in there already). I like the
easy way.
Cooking is sometimes like
life don't be afraid to try some-
thing different, leave out ingre-
dients, add different ones or
whatever suits your taste buds.
After all, the worst that can hap-
pen is sometimes it's not as tasty
as expected, but don't worry you
won't be slapped in the face with
pavement!
This one's for all of our new
Royalty this year. Congratula-
tions and may your year of reign
be the best one ever! Okay, some-
one needs to cook...
Super Easy Chili

2 Ibs. round steak, cubed
2 Ibs. ground beef
4 packs of chili mix (any kind
you prefer)
2 Cans chili beans (or kidney
beans)
4 cans tomato sauce

Cut the round steak into
cubes while still slightly frozen -
it's easier. Mix cubed round steak
and ground beef in pot and cook
until browned. Drain, and add
remaining ingredients. Stir and
bring to a low boil. Continue at
a low boil until steak cubes are
fork tender.
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Margaritas.
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has revealed plans for an open air
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Make Way For Glitter, Glitz and Glam


Look for glitter, glitz, and
glam as Mardi Gras on the Is-
land heads into its final two
weeks. Black ties, ball gowns,
and sparkling tiaras will be the
dress code for the Krewe of
Wrecks Ball at The Dock and the
Krewe of Bananimals at the
Hilton Garden Inn, both starting
at 8 p.m. on February 18. Tick-
ets are on sale to the public for
both balls until their capacity is
reached.
Even the dogs, cats, horses,
and iguanas will don their fanci-
est costumes to enter the Kritter
Krawl competition on February
18, starting at 11 a.m. at the Pa-
vilion. All pets and their owners
are invited. The entry fee is $5.
The Kritter Krawl will also be the
setting for the Krewe of Kids
Fourteenth Annual parade, fea-
turing their royal court. They will
parade at 12:30.
Martini lovers will want to
mark their calendars for the inau-
gural Mardi Gras Martini Tasting
at Beach Wines and Liquors,
Soundside Market, next to
Bagelheads, from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m. Feb. 18.
Recovering from Saturday's
morning-to-night array of events
will probably take all day Sunday,
but be prepared to get out your ti-
ara for the Queen's Dinner at
Flounder's, on Monday, February


20. Reservations for this party go
fast. The dinner honors all the
queens of the Beach krewes. The
Kings have their supper the same
night at the Elk's Lodge, by res-
ervation only.
Take a off a few days until
the Krewe of Wrecks Champagne
Breakfast, Saturday, February 25
at Crabs. This is one of the most
exciting events of the Mardi
Gras.
Coronation of the royal
court highlights ceremonies
filled with jazz, surprises and
endless champagne.
And Sunday brings the big-
gest treat of all as thousands line
up on Via de Luna to watch the
riotous Krewe of Wrecks parade.
Always recognized for the origi-
nality of its floats, the generosity
of the riders, and the introduc-
tion to the public of Krewe of
Wrecks royalty, this procession is
the Mardi Gras marquee event.
Plan to come to the Beach early
and stay late. Bring patience and
be sure to love thy neighbors be-
cause they will be shoulder to
shoulder with you all along the
route.
Wait. It's not over yet. Red
Beans and Rice, The World's Larg-
est Free lunch, will be served at
the Pavilion, Monday, Feb. 27. Hot
food, hot music, cool drinks and
cool dancing set this party high


on the list of fun Mardi Gras
events.
The real Mardi Gras Day is
Fat Tuesday, February 28. The
Krewe of Coma does not let this
day go by without fanfare. The
krewe crowns its king and queen
at the Sandshaker at 5:30 and then
proceeds to the Dock to send
Mardi Gras 2006, away in style.
Ash Wednesday ushers in the
Lenten season. Services will be at
6:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach
Community Church. Amen.

Mardi Gras Schedule

Feb 18: 10a.m. til 1 p.m. -
Mardi Gras Martini Tasting at
Beach Wines & Liquors, 5B Via
de Luna next to Bagelheads. Bob
Temple will be showcasing
Apple, Tangerine, Chocolate
Martinis. Free. Everyone 21 and
older is invited.
Feb 18: 11:00 a.m.-Krewe
of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl.
Registration. Judging and Prizes
at 1 p.m. All kinds of Mardi Gras
Animals invited to show. Cos-
tumes encouraged. Gulfside Pa-
vilion. $5 per animal on Krawl
Day.
Feb 18: 12:30 p.m.-Krewe
of Kids Parade. Casino Beach
Pavilion. Royal Court will lead
Kids in their 14th Annual Krewe
of Kids Mardi Gras parade. Free


Feb 18: 8 p.m.-Bananimals
All Krewe Mardi Gras Ball.
Hilton Garden Inn. Dance to
Emerge, a nine piece band.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres. Black tie
or Costume required. Happy
Hour prices at Cash Bar. Tickets
are $45 each. Party Ends at Mid-
night. Everyone is welcome. Res-
ervations, Artie Davis at
aldavis356(@icox.net
Feb 18: 8 p.m.- Krewe of
Wrecks Grand Costume Ball.
The Dock. Live Music. Hors
d'oeuvres. Tickets are $15 at the
door, includes two drink tickets.
Cash bar. Costume or Black Tie.
Information call Andrea Brunt,
932-7216

Feb 20: 7 p.m.- Beach
Queens' Dinner. Flounders.
Royal Fare fit for a Queen. Tiara
required. $20. Information call
Andrea Brunt, 932-7216
Feb 20: 7 p.m.- Kings Sup-
per. Pensacola Beach Elks
Lodge. Kings by reservation only.
Call Elk's Lodge, 932-4444.

Feb 25: 10 a.m. Krewe of
Wrecks Champagne Break-
fast. Crabs. Members and Guests
only. $25. Information call An-
drea Brunt, 932-7216
Feb 25: 1 p.m. Mardi
Gras Street Dance. Bobby D's
Beach Bar. Happy Hour prices.


Music. Merriment. Open to ev-
eryone.

Feb 26: 2 p.m.- Krewe of
Wrecks Parade. Avenida 10 to
the Gulfside Pavilion. Informa-
tion call Andrea Brunt, 932-7216
Feb 26: 4 p.m. After Pa-
rade Party. Gulfside Pavilion.
Float Awards. Music by Boogie,
Inc. Florida's leader in DJ Enter-
tainment. Open to everyone. In-
formation call Andrea Brunt,
932-7216

Feb 27: 11 a.m. -Red Beans
and Rice Luncheon. Free.
Gulfside Pavilion. Music by
Boogie, Inc. And the Dixieland
Jazz Band Information call An-
drea Brunt, 932-7216

Feb 28: 5:30 p.m. -Corona-
tion of Krewe of Coma Court.
The Sandshaker. Processions to
the Dock to bring the curtain
down on the last hours of Mardi
Gras 2006. Information call An-
drea Brunt, 932-7216

March 1: 6:30 p.m. Ash
Wednesday Services. Pensacola
Beach Community Church, Dr.
Chuck Randle, pastor. 932-6628.
March 1: 6:30 a.m. Ash
Wednesday Services. St. Ann
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PAGE 10 Island Times February 15. 2006


Since we are in the midst
of Mardi Gras, a few of you
might need a style for a ball or
event. Danah's can prepare you
for the season. Actually, I should
say my sister, Gwen (Queen of
the Up-Do), is ready. Everyone
has their "specialty" and this is
hers. I have seen her do some
things with hair that are truly a
work of art. It amazes me! She
has a real flair for this and has
got the mechanics of it down pat.
Not to mention the patience it
takes to "create a masterpiece".
To be able to please a Bride, or a
Ball-goer who is really nervous
and wants to look perfect for the
night now, that is talent. (By
the way- I possess none of these
qualities!)
Here are a few ideas to
think about: Most of the styles we
are seeing now are 60's and 70's
inspired. Up-do's that place
weight and volume at the crown
of your head are flattering on
about everyone. The same goes
for loosely-pinned up (kind of
like you did it without looking)
in the back, with soft wisps fram-
ing your face. A tightly pulled
back, severe chignon (a.k.a. bun),
are best saved for the very young
and angular.
You can always go with half-
up half-down, teased a little on
top, swept back, simple smooth
and elegant. The big no-no on
this one would be an everyday
tacky barrette. A well chosen ac-
cessory can make or break your
look. Rhinestone clips, pins and
even small, vintage earrings can
be incorporated into your hair.
If you have short hair and
want something different, con-


sider the jeweled accessory op-
tion.
Hair left down, with cascad-
ing curls of various sizes is very
"in" this year, which is great,
because you can still feel like
you, only more glamorous!
Out here on the Beach, you
have to take our "gulf breeze"
into consideration. You don't
want to have your hairstyle de-
stroyed walking from your car to
the party! Protect your style with
a professional finish. Add a
lightweight glitzy wrap to cover
your curls until you make your
entrance. You will be the belle
of the ball.
Happy Mardi Gras to all!


The Brownie Scouts in
Kandy Stevens' first grade class
in Cottonwood, Minnesota el-
ementary school are not all out-
side building snowmen. Instead,
they have collected nooks, writ-
ten letters, and sent friendship
bracelets to Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School.
The project began last fall
when the children learned that
the Beach students had lost their
school in Hurricane Ivan.
"We sent six boxes of books,
letters for the first grade class,
and friendship bracelets from an-
other Brownie scout troop who
heard of your project," Kandy
wrote to Jeff Castleberry, PBES
principal.
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ent as their floats as the chain
link fence awaits one more trin-
ket to be tossed its way. This sil-
ver metal sentry extends its
barbed wire as if it doesn't want
to miss one catch. No banner ever
touches the ground.
Some signs are very elabo-
rate and remind me of the glass
beads that I could catch as a child
on the parade routes in New Or-
leans. Other banners have been
printed off computers and lami-
nated nice, but they make me
think of the mass produced plas-
tic beads that today are so readily
available. Then there are the spe-
cialty signs Budweiser beer
cans strategically placed to spell
out "My Hero is Home" or "I
Love You, Bud." I almost want
to reach out of my car window
for a small taste of one of those


sacred throws; just as in the early
1970s I yearned for a giant tooth-
brush or a fur monkey on a stick
from float riders in the Krewe of
Cresent City.
Unlike the Krewe of
Wrecks Mardi Gras, no one
knows for sure when, where or
what time each den aboard
MCAS Cherry Point will pa-
rade or what costume they will
wear. It has been, however, a
year since the good times have
rolled for some and nothing
will stop these processions
from forming as the chartered
airliners keep landing; and
much loved and missed Ma-
rines keep coming home.
Laissez les bons temps
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Until next time...
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the displaced Beach school stu-
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page of the Cottonwood newspa-
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news.
Jeff thanked Kandy for
thinking of the Beach School
children and said the contribu-
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ing parade of wives, girlfriends
and families hanging up "Wel-
come Home" banners and signs,
all in anticipation that by
month's end Marines from the
Second Marine Air Wing
(2MAW) will arrive safely at
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry
Point. They all belong to a dif-
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to the same krewe that of the
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Lt. Clark Says Stay Behind The Barricades <-' a


While Pensacola Beach is
bursting at its outer seams on
Krewe of Wrecks Parade Day with
as many as 50,000 spectators lin-
ing the streets, safety is an ongo-
ing concern for law enforcement
officials.
"We suggest the people arrive
early, carpool whenever possible,
and spend pre-parade time visit-
ing our fine restaurants,"
Escambia County Sheriffs Lt. Bob
Clark, Deputy-in-Charge of the
Pensacola Beach Sub Station, said.
Traffic on Via de Luna will
officially shut down by 1:45 p.m.


for the parade which rolls at 2
p.m., according to Lt. Clark. How-
ever, he pointed out that traffic
normally stops about 1 p.m. when
most vehicles are in place.
"The Island will not be closed
to traffic onto the Beach at any
time," Lt. Clark said.
He cautioned visitors that the
shoulders on Via de Luna are not
stable due to hurricanes and road
construction.
Parade spectators are asked to
participate in the deputy's safety
program by observing a few
simple rules:
Do not put children over the


barricade and into the street
Be patient
Be courteous to your fellow
spectators
Everybody stay behind the
barricades.
All floats must check in at the
staging area, Avenida 10 and Via
de Luna and be in place by noon.
Float riders are asked to be con-
siderate to residents along the line-
up streets.
The parade will proceed from
Avenida 10 to Sidelines where it
will turn to enter the Casino Beach
parking lot to disband.


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It's takes a powerfully regal queen to reign in the all-male Krewe of
Brewe, but Ella Hess says she is up to the task. Ella was crowned Queen of
the Brewskis at The Dock on January 28. Surrounding their new queen are
back row (L to R): Ken Murray, Art Parrish, Mike Riley, Tommy Lumpkin,
Don Stevens, George Scribner, Rick VerMehren, Curt Middlebrooks, and
Dan Pease. Front row (L to R): Rusty Brotherton, 2005 Queen Sandy
Huggins, 2006 Queen Ella Hess, Vinny Stricula, and Jim Kittel. Not in pic-
ture are Larry Gunter, Mike Warren and Brian Mann. Photo by Bill Meilner


It's ready, set, go for
Pensacola Beach's Mardi Gras
Krewe of Kids. The first of their
three event schedule was the Or-
ganizational Meeting at the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School on Saturday, February 4,
at 9 a.m. This year's theme will
be revealed at the Kid's Parade.
The second event was the
Royal Doughnut Breakfast, also
at PBES on Saturday, February
11. The royal court was selected


by random drawing at the
Doughnut Breakfast. In addition
to the traditional bottomless soft
drink and frosted doughnuts,
there were traditional Krewe of
Kids games and prizes.
The final event is the Krewe
of Kids parade which is held in
conjunction with the Junkanoo
Kritter Krawl, February 18 at the
Gulfside Pavilion. The Kids will
parade at about 12:30.
Jackie Henderson, Captain


of the Krewe said, "Not to give
the theme away but things are
going swimmingly for the krewe.
The Kids are already fully im-
mersed in Mardi Gras spirit.
They are ready to entertain the
crowds at their 2006 walking
procession."
The Krewe of Kids will be
accepting donations of beads to
throw at the parade. For more
information call Jackie at 932-
8713.


Her Majesty Queen Nauga XI
Carrie Monaghan, left, began her
reign January 28 at the Krewe of
Nauga's Royal Champagne Break-
fast and Native Noontime Ball. Gwen
Gibson, Queen Nauga II, outlined
her royal duties which include im-
bibing champagne, wearing Nauga
print and rhinestones, and some se-
cret courtly commitments that a
Nauga queen must undertake dur-
ing her year long appointment.
Carrie will now be referred to
as Q-Nauga-11 by her loyal krewe
members. Photo by B.D. Johnson


Happy Mardi Gras


Congratulations

to the Association of Krewes for making the


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Let the Good Times Roll! /

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PAGE 12 Island Times February 15, 2006


Will t e Real Valentine's Day Please Stanb Up?


Just when you thought
Valentine's Day was done, over,
complete guess again. It was
actually celebrated on February
15 a long, long time ago. Now
there are lots of different
thoughts as to the origins of
Valentine's Day, so see if any of
these appeal to you.
Legend 1 During the third
century in Rome, Emperor
Claudius II decided that single
men made better soldiers than
men with wives and families, so
he outlawed marriage for all
young men. Valentine, who later
became a saint, defied Claudius
and secretly performed mar-
riages. When Claudius found out,
he had Valentine put to death.
Legend 2 Valentine may
have assisted in helping Chris-
tians escape harsh Roman pris-
ons where they were beaten and
tortured. Once again he was cap-
tured and executed.


by Candace Segar

Legend 3 Valentine
landed in prison. He fell in love
with his jailor's daughter, who
visited him while he was in jail.
Before he was put to death, he
allegedly wrote her a letter which
he signed, "from your Valen-
tine."
In my opinion the best is
Legend 4 It may have come
about as a result of the Christian
Church deciding to celebrate
Valentine's Feast Day in an ef-
fort to mix Christianity in with
the pagan Lupercalla Festival.
February was considered the of-
ficial time to spring clean your
home. Houses were cleaned by
sweeping them out and sprin-
kling salt and spelt in all areas
of the home. On February 15, a
fertility festival was held dedi-
cated to Faunas, the Roman God
of agriculture and also to
Romulus and Remus who
founded Rome. (And, don't for-


Pensacola Beach Elementary School Students of the Month for
ember are third graders Sara Post, left, and Will Green.


get, Romulus and Remus were
raised by a wolf.) Roman priests,
who were members of the
Luperci order, started off the fes-
tival by sacrificing a goat for fer-
tility and a dog for purification.
Boys then cut the goat's hide into
strips, dipped them into the
blood, and then gently slapped
the local women and crops.
(YES you read that correctly!)
The women welcomed this be-
cause they thought it made them
more fertile. (I don't know how
the crops felt.)
Later in the day, the women
put their names in an urn, and
eligible bachelors drew a name
and paired off with the woman
for a year. Sometimes this match
ended in marriage. Unfortu-
nately the Roman lottery mating
system was deemed unchristian
and outlawed, and the celebration
was changed to February 14.
Happy Real Valentine's Day!
St. Ann Reunites Parishioners



Registered parishioners of
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission on Pensacola
Beach are invited to attend a Re-
union at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb-
ruary 24 in Nickelsen Hall, St.
Ann Catholic Church, 100
Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze. In-
vitations will soon be posted to
all registered parishioners, but
please spread the word to dis-
placed Our Lady members if you
are able.
For more information call
(850) 932-2859, ext. 247.


Westgate Invites Krewes to
Parade



The annual Mardi Gras pa-
rade at Westgate School is Tues-
day, February 21. Groups line
up at 8 and parade at 9. The
Pensacola Police, Escambia
Sheriffs Dept., Hadji Shrine and
many Krewes gather to provide
an hour of joy and laughter for
these very special kids (and their
teachers).
Westgate School is located
off of Ten Mile Road at 10050
Ashton Brosnaham Rd. in
Pensacola. Bring some throws.
There is no charge to participate.
For more information, call
Joe Denmon at 494-5700 x 259.


A Cross in the Sand

By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church
..,*


Someone pointed out that
"procrastination" is only a state
of mind. It comes from the Latin
"until tomorrow." In fact, I've
wanted to write this article on
procrastination for several days
to meet the deadline, but kept
saying, "I'll do it tomorrow when
I have a little more time."
I've discovered that procras-
tination is a slippery slope. Some
of my greatest joys have come
when I've settled into a task, put
aside other priorities, and gotten
the job done. I remember dur-
ing the time I was working on
my doctor of ministry program,
events had escalated until I was
frustrated and spoke to my coun-
selor, saying that I didn't think I
would be able to complete the
outline of my thesis to meet the
deadline, and that perhaps I
should drop out of the program.
This wise counselor suggested
that by dropping out, the prob-
ability increased dramatically


that I would never finish the de-
gree.
"How much do you think
you can get done by Friday?" was
his question.
I said I should be able to
accomplish at least half of the
task. His response was that he
would approve that goal. With
the pressure off, and the confi-
dence he inspired by his re-
sponses, I got busy and com-
pleted the entire outline in time
to meet the deadline. I've never
forgotten that professor, nor have
I forgotten the lesson, but the
temptation to procrastination still
persists.
Someone said facetiously,
"Never do today what you can put
off until tomorrow." The better
advice is "Never put off until to-
morrow what needs to be done
today." So, now that I've writ-
ten this article, I feel good and
will focus on doing today what
needs to be done today.


For the sixth year, the
Florida Association of Realtors is
sponsoring its Scholarship Essay
Contest for high school seniors.
This allows individual students
the opportunity to win up to
$6,500 in scholarships.
To enter students must sub-
mit a typed, double-spaced essay
of 500 words or less on the topic,
"How does a Realtor professional
benefit the community?"
The deadline to enter is
March 17. All essays accompa-
nied by the Essay Cover Form,
which is available by visiting
http://media.living.net/


scholarshipinfo.htm, must be
submitted to the Florida Associa-
tion of Realtors, 7025 August Na-
tional Drive, P.O. Box 725025,
Orlando, FL 32872-5025.
The contest is open to High
School Seniors who live in the
state of Florida and who plan to
continue their education at a
Florida college, university, tech-
nical school. Children of li-
censed real estate practitioners are
not eligible for entry; nor are chil-
dren whose parents or guardians are
employed by any local Realtor
Board/Association orby the Florida
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February 15, 2006 Island Times PAGE 13


Espo's Surf Report


Atkinsons Take On Poker World


Nothing F,a n ew Ebpooar

Nothing like a new board!


The other day my best friend
BZR and I picked up brand new
surfboards for ourselves. We all
know the feeling and there's
nothing like it!
It's never been ridden by
anyone. We will be the first.
When I got mine home, I
laid it on the floor. I called all
my friends over and we just sat
and stared at the poor thing.
Here we are, grown men,
all hovering over a piece of
foam and glass babbling like
teenagers.
Think of the waves it will
catch and the stories I will tell.
A new surfboard...man,
how cool is that?
My friend BZR's board is
a classic. It's worth way too
much and will gain value year
after year. Hey, he might just
hang it on the wall.
I've had hundreds of
boards in my years of surfing,
all shapes and sizes, colors and
styles. Red, green, white, and
air brushed. You name it, I've
had one. But everytime I get a


new one, I turn six
Man, I can't help it
You see, surf
extensions of our
like an arm or a leg.
part of a surfer.
It can catch w
me in the head, or s
at any time.
A new board is
you haven't read
surprises and stories
We rely on their
We hang some
just for show, and s(
till they fall apart. I
ter what, they're oi
Some surfer
boards all the time
hold on to them for
getting that new o0
nothing like it.
So, to all you s
might have lost so
desire, or stoke, go
stick. Get in the wa
surf.


Beware of a man called
"Tex" when playing Texas Hold
'Em 4 Fun on Pensacola Beach.
/- Tex Atkinson is now among the
elite few who are considered
Champion poker players. He won
the Monthly Champions Poker
Tournament when they faced off
at the Paradise Bar and Grill on
February 4. The runner-up was
his grandson, Michael David
:teen again. "Mad Dog" Atkinson. Other
Challengers from January's win-
boards are ners were Dave Bryant, Joe
bodies. It's Damario, Larry Richard, Justin
It becomes Robbins, Eric Schmitz and Erin
Series.
raves, bash In weekly actionat the Para-
ave my life dise, a record 29 players started
the night on January 30. When
like a book the chips were counted Mad Dog
yet, full of Atkinson had outlasted them all
es. with Dave Bryant coming in sec-
m totally. ond. Monday, February 6 brought
on the walls 21 players to the table and Vance
ome we ride Teeples earned his first win. Jeff


But no mat-
irs.
s change
, and some
r years. But
ie there's

surfers who
me of your
get a new
ter and just


You might be surprised at
how good you feel surfing.


Optimists Contribute to SportsAbility Games


Gulf Breeze Optimist Club
presented a donation to Jim
Ogden, Optimist member and
Director of the Sports Ability
Games at their breakfast meet-
ing Friday, Feb. 3. Jim made a
short presentation about the
games and then accepted a check
from the club for continuing sup-


port of the program. The Sports
Ability Games, a local version of
Special Olympics, will be at
Navarre High School Stadium
Friday, March 31. Volunteers are
invited to help conduct the
games. Lunch will be served.
Call Jim Ogden at 380-6919 for
details.


tSer teeuerg !f e

Breakfast
Lunch Dinner I
932-1525
In the Gulf Breeze
Shopping Ctr (near Bruno's) 348 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Take Out Available
Try our popular Caribbean Salad or Coconut Shrimp.
SChoose Meatloaf or Crab Cakes from our Comfort Food Menu.
Feast on Schweinbraten with a bottle of Bitburger Beer.
Dine on Desserts Cheesecake, Praline Strudel & Homemade Pie


TEX HOLDS 'EM Tex SECOND PLACE- Mad Dog
Atkinsonheld offallthe young guns to Atkinson gave his grandad, Tex
win the Champions Tournament at the Atkinson, a run for his chips at the
Paradise. Champions Toumament.


Vowell was the runner-up.
Wednesday night card
games are held at The Islander
Lounge. Scott Palmer took first
place and Kimberly Brown cel-
ebrated her birthday with a sec-
ond place showing on February
1. Trace Lewis captured his tenth


Islander Lounge poker win by
outlasting the field on February
8.
"Pensacola Beach games be-
gin at 7 p.m. Texas Hold 'Em 4
Fun is free and everyone is wel-
come to try their luck," said pro-
moter Rick Uzdevenes.


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Automotive

John Parrish can find the car
for you. Call John at Pete
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Stop in and see John Monday
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Found

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